Benefits of Zinc

Zinc  is an essential nutrient which is part of the anti-oxidant cycle in the body.

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Zinc is a co-factor for over 2oo metabolic enzymes!  It is the first nutrient people think of when it comes to fertility and it is also essential for cognitive function.  Whole grains can be a great source of zinc if you follow a plant based diet and want to avoid animal based sources such as red meat and seafood.

Vitamin E supports:

  • Normal fertility and reproduction
  • DNA synthesis
  • Normal cognitive function
  • Fertility and reproduction
  • The maintenance of normal bones
  • Protein synthesis
  • The maintenance of normal hair and nails

If you want to find Forest Whole Foods products that contain Zinc try our organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds.

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium.